According to Korean industry reports, LG Display is supplying flexible OLED panels to Huawei for the first time ever. The displays supplied by the Korean giant are the ones of the new Mate RS flagship, which is actually the most powerful, innovative and expensive smartphone ever released by Huawei. It is a sort of crossover between the P20 Pro and the Mate 10 Pro, and its aesthetics have been realized in cooperation with Porsche Design. The panel supplied by LG Display is a curved edge-to-edge display with a size of 6 inches.
Unlike the P20 Pro, it does not have a notch and it shows images at a Quad HD+ resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels, with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The flexible OLED display of Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design also features an in-screen fingerprint scanner just like the Vivo X20 Plus UD, thanks to the new chip unveiled by Synaptics. Even though there is an in-display fingerprint reader, the phone still sports an additional back-mounted fingerprint reader. The device has been launched with a starting price tag of about $2000 and it sports an octa-core Kirin 970 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage depending on the variant.
It even sports the same triple camera setup that you can find on the P20 Pro. The triple camera is composed of a 40 MP sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and OIS, a secondary sensor with a resolution of 20 MP (f/1.6) and a third 8 MP sensor (f/2.4). Currently, LG Display also supplies panels to LG Electronics and Xiaomi, while the OLED panel of the Apple iPhone X is supplied by Samsung. LG is expected to supply more OLED panels to Huawei in the future, even though more than 95 percent of the mobile OLED market is currently owned by Samsung. Huawei is actually the third smartphone brand in the world.